"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage."- Roald Dahl
Dear parents and guardians, The students did really well on a writing assessment that required a claim and evidence that is explained to prove and support their claim. I'll work with some individual students to help them understand how to use evidence to prove claim or explain it to support claim.
This week I'll use our mentor text to help students learn to construct and support a counterclaim. We will also compare and contrast a written story to a visual interpretation of the plot to see what gets changed. Finally, the students will begin another vocabulary study. Block I will have the SAT words lesson two while Block II and III will study important vocabulary words for the next mentor text.
Progress Reports went home Thursday, and I gave each student an individual student report so that they could see if they had any missing work. I will update grades by Tuesday to reflect any missing work that got submitted and graded. The progress reports need to be signed and returned to the student's homeroom teacher by Tuesday, September 20.
Sincerely, Mrs. Becky Leffler GMSS seventh grade language arts email: firstname.lastname@example.org homework portal: lefflerr.weebly.com